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Lion's Tail Leonotis leonurus Plant One Gallon Size

Lion's Tail Leonotis leonurus Plant One Gallon Size

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Lion's Tail Leonotis leonurus Plant

This variety is a very interesting member of the mint family presenting gorgeous clusters of orange tubular blooms in early summer; prefers sun and light shade; needs significant shelter and is considered an annual in colder climates.

Lion's Tail is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

* Spreading
* Mass Planting
* Hedges/Screening
* General Garden Use
* Container Planting

Lion's Tail features showy clusters of orange tubular flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. It has green foliage. The narrow leaves remain green throughout the winter.


In traditional African medicine, leaves and roots of L. leonurus are a common remedy for snake bite and used to alleviate the pain of other animal bites and stings. The decoction of dried leaf or root goes in bath, or directly as an external wash to treat itchy skin. Internally, the tea of the dried leaves is taken to treat headache, bronchitis, high blood pressure and the common cold. Calming, sedative and slightly euphoric; the effects are comparable to a cannabis high, only lighter.

The plant is currently growing in a one gallon container, but will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival.ย The plant will be between one to two feet inheight. Planting guidelines will also be included.

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